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  1. Thank you very much for all of the replies folks, very helpful and appreciated. Jim
  2. Thanks for the replies so far, much appreciated. How does the dormancy thing work? Will this occur naturally or are their actions I will need to take? Thsnks Jim
  3. I have all north facing windows apart from the kitchen where he lives, which is east facing. Can't put him outside due to me living in a tower block. The compost is carnivorous which came with Norman. Thanks for the reply :) Jim
  4. Norman has grown in the 6 months I have had him, Since this is my first Trumpet Pitcher, I was wondering f you could answer a few questions please. Do these plants become dormant if so when? Does he look healthy to you? Do you think I need a bigger pot? Thanks for looking folks. Jim
  5. Thanks a lot for all of the advice, I have it in the kitchen at the moment, and find myself talking to it whilst the kettle boils. [emoji14] Sent from my SM-A310F using Tapatalk
  6. There was a bag of carnivorous plant compost in with the box the label has a box ticked for Trumpet Pitcher, quite a large bag too. Sent from my SM-A310F using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks for the reply, it was just until I can get out to get some tomorrow. I can also pick up a bigger pot while I am out. I used to get the water from halfords, and it was cheap enough. Sent from my SM-A310F using Tapatalk
  8. A friend sent it to me as my other flytraps died. Sny advice on caring for this specialy after a journey through the royal mail postal system, would. me. most welcomed. The pot looks small in relation to the plant, would it be best to wait untill it hybernates before repotting? I have no distilled water so I boiled the kettle and am just waiting for it to get cold before pouring into the plastic bowl the plant is sitting in. Cheers Sent from my SM-A310F using Tapatalk
  9. Straight Razor shaving and collecting and Ground coffee addict. Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
  10. I live on the 9th floor of a tower block, poor wee guys must have been worn out, unles they got the lift of course. I fed one to the palnt and it hasent escaped or chewed through, the other went for an abseil. Jim
  11. I found a few earwigs around the plants, I typically have my 2 VFT plants and my pitcher seeds in pots on the windowsil. I was wondering if these can do any damage to the plants, I think I am correct in thinking they can attack plants. It was only 2 actually and I have searched the area but cannot find a gathering of any kind. Thanks folks
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    VFT question

    Thanks Brendan, I won't do it again, I just got a bit curious. Now that I know, I will let them bask in the sunshine and top up the water. They look a lot better than they were, even the plant I was certain would die has improved and new traps are emerging. Jim
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    VFT question

    Hello folks. Firstly I would like to thank everyone for the advice and help with my poor flytraps. I think they are finally recovering. I successfully triggered a trap on both plants and they responded well. They both have a healthier look about them. Fingers crossed that they are past the critical stage. Jim
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    VFT question

    Hello folks, just a quick update. I repotted both plants, one has almost no roots, a few very thin strands almost theadbare so I dont hold much hope for this one. The other had a lot more roots and a lot more trap growth but again it just seems lifeless. The new compost and good water may help but I dont hold much hope. If not I may well be looking to buy a plant or two. Jim